Pre World War III Holland
Pre World War III view – 3 weeks ago, Tuesday 25th February – at Grote Marktstraat – literally Large Market Street – from the ground floor corner cafe of the Bijenkorf (literally Beehive) department store in the city center of The Hague. The next day, Wednesday Feb. 26th, the first corona patient was hospitalised in a dutch hospital, in Tilburg. The Bijenkorf chain of bricks-and-mortar stores is shutdown as of today, March 18, because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.
The Bijenkorf was a jewish enterprise started in the late 1800s in Amsterdam; and the The Hague department store was started 25 March 1926 just 4 years after the Grote Marktstraat – literally Large Market Street – was built. In 1980 the last family member left the company. The Hague, Feb 25, 2020 view from the Bijenkorf department store. Film : 20200318 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Canal Voorstraat Harlingen
City center Harlingen (Friesland) on the dutch coast of the Wadden Sea, december 2019. Film : 20200307 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
‘Grote Markt’ Market Street ~ The Hague Streets
The Grote Marktstraat – literally Large Market Street – in the city centre of The Hague, Holland, at twilight last week, with traditional department stores like De Bijenkorf and HEMA, and a street art gallery. Film : 20200303 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Highschool students flock to training sites this Sunday morning, first Spring day, in the city of Leiden , Holland – working during the winter break in preparation for the national written examination at the end of the final school year, starting in May. Film : 20200301 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Transport XX ~ Additional Brussels 2009 Footage .
For this film I have chosen footage of my February 2009 video recordings that has not been used before in the making of the short film “TRANSPORT XX – installation Brussels” (and later productions based on that film) – works published online before since Apr 19, 2009 at my web site(s), and collected in this 1st post : https://michelvanderburg.com/2009/04/19/transport-xx-installation-brussels/
The TRANSPORT XX installation in Brussels was organised from 27 January to 15 March 2009 by the BELvue Museum in collaboration with the JMDR / Dossin Barracks (Kazerne Dossin – more info below).
The photographic portraits were displayed outside in the Royal park in Brussels (opposite the Royal Palace). In this way passers-by were confronted with 1,200 faces of the victims.
This event commemorated the release of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) on 27 January 1945.
Made possible by: Project “Give them a Face” – Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on the Holocaust and Human Rights (Mechelen, BE); and the National State Archives of Belgium. Ministry of Justice, Public Safety Office, Foreigner’s Police, individual files. Film : 20200228 Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media
The City in the Sea ~ Amsterdam Preview
Amsterdam streetview reflection in the Albada Jelgersma Gallery window at the start of the projector, just minutes before the premiere opening 11 AM January 17th 2020, of Misha de Ridder’s film The City in the Sea (Ault V – 2017). A winter morning ocean view from the falaise coast at Ault near Normandie, France. Watch an original Ault V fragment at Misha de Ridder’s Vimeo channel : https://vimeo.com/208641460
. Film : 20200226 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Westerkerk Bells Ringing 5PM ~ Amsterdam Streets.
Street view at Westerkerk church in the Prinsengracht , standing at the Bears sluice (Berensluis) bridge 65, last month in Amsterdam. Film : 20200225 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com